Every year in our community I help head our annual Egg Hunt at a local park.
Parents volunteer to help decorate, set up and even take turns dressing up as the Easter Bunny!
What you will need:
*Paper streamers in a variety of colors (Pink, Purple, Light Green & Blue)
*Bunny paper footprints
*Prizes (coloring books, bubble wands, jump ropes, bug nets, yoyo’s, etc.)
Sacks for relay race
*Pre filled eggs
*Prizes in dollar section
Mini bagels and coffee boxes from bagel shop.
1.) Prior to the event have families fill a dozen or more eggs with wrapped candy or trinkets, or purchase pre filled eggs.
2.) Set up a folding table with a table cloth, bagels, donut holes, paper goods, condiments & beverages. This is perfect for people to self serve while waiting for the egg hunt to begin.
3.) Decorate trees in the park with butterflies and paper streamers, and drop eggs. Tape bunny feet cut outs as a foot path to Egg Hunt, & write messages in chalk.
4.) When all of the kids are there having a few nibbles, have the bunny get dressed. Next have the countdown then let the kids run through the tape!
5.) After 20 minutes start the games, and have a table of prizes set up.
*Sack race (You could use king pillow cases if you can’t get sacks).
*Three legged race
*Relay race using a carrot
*Egg on a spoon race (Use a pre filled egg)
*Feed the bunny a carrot race (Have the kids hold an inflatable bunny and run to the other side and they have to pick up a carrot
Making Spring fun for the community or for friends is priceless, & a tradition that your kids will adore!
Take it from a Mom Who has been hosting this event for nine years and counting!
Then head out to purchase seeds at your local nursery!
There is nothing more amazing to see then your child’s expression when something they planted sprouts!
Whether it be fruits, vegetables, or flowers, have your child choose a package to plant, then pick an area to plant.
Whether it be a window box, small pots, or outside, your children will truly enjoy planting with you.
Some options are kits for children that most nurseries carry, as well as Target, Lowes, HomeDepot, & Walmart.
You will also need planting gloves, (I use disposable ones in a small size, so there is never an issue loosing them.), a trowel, a watering can, & tags to mark what you planted. (I use Popsicle sticks as markers.)
Melissa & Doug have two adorable planting kits called the, “Blossom Bright Gardening Tote Set”, for girls & the “Toddle Turtle Tote Set for boys. It comes with a bag, spray bottle, trowel, & small hand rake.
From toddlers to teens, include your children this Spring to enjoy watching something grow! ~Priceless family moments!
Take it from a Mom Who planted strawberries, tomatoes & tulips this week!